ETD Sticks With Dunlop

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Exclusive Tyre Distributors (ETD) is pleased to announce the company has
signed 5 year agreements for the wholesale distribution of Dunlop passenger
and commercial tyres in New Zealand and Australia. ETD will commence
deliveries to customers throughout NZ from 1st November.

ETD ANZ CEO Simon Billington said “We couldn’t be more excited about adding
Dunlop to ETD’s New Zealand brand portfolio and we’re equally excited for
customers both existing and new”. We’re looking forward to helping them win
with Dunlop as we have with other leading tyre brands”.

“ETD has a proven track record of building leading brands in NZ with the
distribution of Goodyear’s Cooper and Mickey Thompson” he said “And now
with Dunlop we have another top tier brand that is entirely complementary to
our existing stable”.

ETD will distribute Dunlop through its existing sales and warehouse operations
in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

Dunlop History

John Boyd Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre in 1888 after he noticed his
son’s discomfort while riding a tricycle fitted with solid rubber tyres over
cobbled ground. Dunlop wrapped the tricycle wheels in thin rubber sheets,
glued them together and inflated them with a football pump. And so it was 135
years ago that the world’s first commercially viable pneumatic tyre was
created by Dunlop who lent his name to the brand.

From there Dunlop’s growth from pioneer to successful multinational brand
was swift, with factories owned by separate businesses soon opened in many
parts of the world. The Australian owned Dunlop Rubber Tyre Company was
one of the first, opening a factory in Melbourne in 1893. That Company
operated for over 100 years, changing its name to Pacific Dunlop, one of the 20
largest companies in Australia and continuing to manufacture here until 2006. .

Today the Dunlop brand remains at the cutting edge of tyre development
technology supported by Goodyear and Sumitomo factories and technical
teams the world over. Dunlop is internationally synonymous with motorsport
and is currently in its 23rd successive season supplying the Australian and New
Zealand Supercars Championship Series. The technical leadership of Dunlop is
evident from the fact that Dunlop tyres are fitted as original equipment on
many high performance vehicle marques and other leading car brands
throughout the world.

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